Motto: Understanding The Unseen

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes in the
Department

The postgraduate programmes in the Department offer opportunities for Master Degree (MSc), Doctorate Degree (PhD) as well as Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology (PGDM). The following fields are available for the MSc and Ph.D programmes:
1. Medical Microbiology
2. Public Health and Sanitary Microbiology
3. Immunology and Immunobiology
4. Industrial Microbiology
5. Medical Parasitology
6. Food Microbiology
7. Environmental Microbiology
8. Virology
9. Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Admission Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology
The admission requirement for PhD in Microbiology is MSc degree in Microbiology from Ahmadu Bello University or any other recognized University. The PhD programme is by research and course work where necessary.

Courses to be registered by postgraduate students
All PhD. candidates should register the prescribed courses, seminar and research.

Core Courses
All candidates for Ph.D. Programmes are expected to take the core courses as recommended. Ph.D. candidate is deficient in the area of research, MSc. core and elective courses should be taken to improve the knowledge of the research area. The electives are grouped below based on the area of research.

PhD. Core Courses


Course Code

Course Title

CreditUnit

MICR 700

Research Thesis

12

MICR 704

Seminar

3

VMPH 702

Principles of Epidemiology

3

VMPH 801

Biometry

3

 

Elective Courses
(a)   Food/Industrial/Environmental/Public Health Microbiology


Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

MICR 708

Advanced Food Microbiology

3

MICR 709

Advanced Industrial Processes,Fermentation and Transformations

3

MICR 712

Advanced Soil Microbiology

3

MICR 713

Aquatic Microbiology

3

VMPH 702

Principles of Epidemiology

3

VMPH 801

Biometry

3

BCHM 705

Principles of Nutrition

3

BCHM 711

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

3

 

* Relevant courses from other Departments/Faculties such as Medicine, Vet. Medicine, Pharmaceutical sciences, Engineering and Agriculture can also be taken.
(b)      Medical Microbiology


Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

MICR 706

Advanced Medical Bacteriology

3

MICR 707

Immunology and Immunobiology

3

MICR 710

Advanced Medical Mycology

3

MICR 711

Advanced Medical Parasitology

3

MICR 714

Advanced Virology

3

VMPH 702

Principles of Epidemiology

3

VMPH 801

Biometry

3

VMPH 705

Zoonosis

3

VMPH 716

Molecular Epidemiology

3

* Relevant courses from other Departments in the University can also be taken.
*All courses with odd number codes are first semester courses while those with even number codes are second semester courses.